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Introducing the 2012 Mansplain Olympics

We in the feminist blogging business deal with mansplaining a lot. Many of us use a mixture of humour, sarcasm and the ‘moderate’ button to deal with these delightful side effects of Being A Woman with an Opinion on the Internet.

But sisters, brothers, friends, and Mansplainers from the planet Mansplain – witness my suggestion for a fun new game in 2012 – The 2012 Mansplain Olympics. It’s pretty simple, I’ll arrange some sub-site to act as a platform for bloggers to submit their best mansplain comments. We’ll have a ‘Mansplain of the Month’ which will result in 12 finalists for the winner of the 2012 Mansplain Olympics at the end of the year.

So who’s in?

7 responses to “Introducing the 2012 Mansplain Olympics

  1. Helen January 2, 2012 at 12:41 am

    This dude’s comments on Tumblr – mansplaining what it is to be anti-choice. Obligatory use of “dear” and “sweetie”. http://stfufauxminists.tumblr.com/post/15112894917/on-why-most-pro-lifers-are-not-necessarily-bigots-or

  2. Dan January 2, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Should there be a rule about not using Reddit as a source? Because frankly you’d be up to your nostrils in thousands of submissions inside of a month.

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